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Latitude: 27° 6.787' N
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Located at the north side of the inlet in Venice, Florida. There is a park there where you can park the car.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Best on distant Hurricanes swells. In photo one the winds were still 40-50 mph.Two jetties on either side of the Venice Inlet provide the best surfing on the Southwest Florida coast.By far the best place to catch a southwest swell, North Jetty is one of the few places on the flat coast that will hold a big wave.
Gangs of wave hungry gulf coasters and a few east coast hardcores make the scene on hurricane swells. Strong wave on a swell with large shifty peaks that can suprise you. Most people think the gulf is weak, but it has its days just like anywhere else.
Hard to catch if you dont live there you've got to keep your eye on hurricanes and gulf winter lows to catch it good.
By capt. joe , 12-08-2004
sweetness - I have caught the north jetty really nice. Chest to head high super clean. Take off at the tip of the jetty. peels left all the way to the beach. You could ride it with your eyes closed. Watched it real close from o-ville. kept a close eye on bouys, cams ,models, ect.. Caught it twice PERFECT!!!!
By sunny hart , 16-07-2004
geeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzz - question. how does one get an opinon on a spot? how many days out of the year are you there with your eyes out starving? all i hear is a bunch of blah blah blahsounds like there is alot of negativity without any appreation of what you have when it is before you. what happened to the STOKE?????????wha do you surf in a pissed off mood the whole tyme with your face all scrunched up ,like you and your buddy just shot each othr in the ass with testtosterone. sure go about waisting your tyme griping about small things,But i will be having so much more fun than you!!!!!!!!!!
By kurokawa clan , 18-01-2004
Just havin fun - Thats some funny stuff aint it?Iwish i would of thought to check back to see the comments,wow im gay AND im a wanker...cool didnt know bustin some balls for fun meant that,i just thought it was a funny backlash to the east coasters that talk shit for what????......cmon it was funny and you know it and yea im on pc looking at gulf coast sites silly thats where im from but im not raggin on other people for no reason, you must be from east coast and say those same things about gulf coasters or you wouldnt get upset and call me gay and a wanker and that i cant handle surf of any size (lots of laughs for that) :)!A wanker i may be that what ever it is hahaha:) and gay well my 18 yr old son may say diffrent and handling surf well i sent in pictures to these spots..FT.Pierce after killer storm (north jetty hawaii 5-0 lookin peeler)captiva gulf coast pictures i took and hermosa costa rica.I was just havin fun messin with the negetive comments and every one needs to live pura vida and travel,surf,relax peace to every one even the mean east coasters that hate gulf coasters for whatever reason hahahahaha
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